Blinken Pledges Another $2.5 Billion In Military Aid To Ukraine

On January 19, U.S. Secretary of State Blinken said the U.S. would do everything possible to stand with Ukraine with fresh military aid of $2.5 billion to Ukraine. The latest aid plan was signed into law by President Biden as part of the overall plan to aid Ukraine included in the $1.7 trillion comprehensive spending bill passed by Congress last month. At present, the U.S. aid bundle to Ukraine has exceeded 110 billion U.S. dollars.The aid package involves hundreds of additional armored vehicles, including Stryker armored personnel carriers, Bradley infantry fighting vehicles, mine-resistant ambush vehicles and high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicles. The package also contains additional critical air defense support for Ukraine, including more Avenger air defense systems and surface-to-air missiles, ammunition for the U.S. Seahorse rocket system, as well as night vision equipment, small ammunition and other items as support for the determination and courage of Ukrainian people to defend their territorial integrity and sovereignty. Blinken called on the world to continue supporting Ukraine, applauding the incredible solidarity shown by U.S. allies and partners in assisting Ukraine. He appealed to Russia to end the war as soon as possible. But before that happens, the United States will stand firmly with Ukraine.

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